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Alec Baldwin

Market APOLOGIZES for Pulling

Ads Over Airplane Tantrum

1/4/2012 8:03 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Alec Baldwin on the phone
Alec Baldwin just got a big fat apology from a New York-based supermarket chain that canned his commercials in the wake of his airplane freakout ... and now TMZ has learned the ads will GO BACK on the air.

A rep for Wegmans Food Market had previously announced the company yanked a commercial campaign featuring the actor because of the way he acted on a Dec. 6 flight ... when he refused to turn off his cell phone and screamed at the flight crew.

The commercials were taped in 2010 ... but were supposed to run again for three weeks in Dec. 2011. The rep said the ads were pulled a week early because of the airplane incident.

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But now, the company is pulling a complete 180 -- telling us, "We regret ending the Alec Baldwin holiday commercials one week earlier than planned in response to a couple of dozen complaints. We have decided to run the commercials again, effective immediately."

The rep adds, "Clearly, many more people support Alec, as evidenced by the hundreds and hundreds of tweets, emails, and phone calls we have received. We enjoyed working with Alec Baldwin and his mom, Carol, and would do it again. We appreciate all the kind things they have said about Wegmans and respect the good work they do for communities.”

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76.

guitartown    

I don't live in NYC, but wouldn't shop at any store that has this man endorsing it. He's done, a total hasbeen. get a clue folks.

933 days ago
77.

RebeccaH    

Why is Wegman's apologizing to this nasty piece of work? They surely cannot think he's good PR for their company?

933 days ago
78.

Hep    

Background: It's a cute story. Wegman's isn't just a supermarket...it's a way of life. It started in Rochester, NY, and we are all very proud of Wegman's. Our Pittsford Wegman's is a Must-See for tourists.

Alec's mother is a regular shopper, and Alec once talked about how his mother won't move to be closer to her sons because she won't leave her Wegman's. After that, he shot a series of ads where he's shopping with his mother. They are adorable.

We had a dozen or so whiners who wanted the ads pulled due to the AA incident. After they announced pulling the ads, Wegman's was deluged with Tweets, FB comments, e-mails and phone calls. Fortunately, they've put the ads back on.

933 days ago
79.

nachomama    

He's on my sh*t list, for abandoning us on twitter.

933 days ago
80.

Metalgerm    

I'm glad they apologized, instead of bending to the stupidity of all these whiners...if you don't like it, don't support that market or buy whatever is being sold, and SHUT THE **** UP...this country has turned into a bunch of whiners that like to complain when ****e doesn't go the way THEY want it...get over it and grow up, you can't have everything your way, you WILL get offended once in a while

933 days ago
81.

Sarah    

This guy is a ****, Thats my huge problem with the "stars" Because they are famous they treat all working class like ****. Listen the only show i watch for the stars is tmz just bc there is a good chance they will get put in the spot. ****in alec baldwin sucks donkey ****.

931 days ago
82.

Ronald Riggs Sr    

Thats the problem with people like Alec Baldwin who think they are someone. In my mind he's no more than the trash man or mail man as it takes us all to make the world go around. I how ever will never look at, purchase or use anything that Alec Baldwind is associated with. And the news media giving him tim on the air was a forest also.
Just shows how right Newt Gingrich was about the media
and old Baldwind trying to get a punch in for the Obama/
Democrat clan..Sorry Mr Baldwin u wasted your breath as
old is going out and America is going to make a comeback.
I hope all of America will come around and see your example
of the rich who think they are better than the rest of us
and along with Obama can dictate to the rest of the world.

911 days ago
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